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    Ok so Redz offered me the red and blue pill and Im off down the rabbit hole. Poor Redz is having his threads hammered by me asking stuff which isnt fair so Im starting this thread.

    I plan to build my own soil at the beginning of January and am planning on going as fully organic as I can for the next run after the mentored grow.

    I have a recipe from Redz and am learning all I can about organic soil and soil biology (with the available time of course as it would appear we know more about the moon than our soil).

    Anyway Ill post stuff as I go and I hope the Talk pitches in and maybe would be happy to chat to me about all this

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    yeo mano
    this’s gonna be awesome
    you got a kindle ? get the teaming with microbes ebook from amazon its only a few quid, bit of a read but i know spme folk have it on audiotape
    the grass is always greener on the otherside

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    Quote Originally Posted by lipnobody View Post
    yeo mano
    this’s gonna be awesome
    you got a kindle ? get the teaming with microbes ebook from amazon its only a few quid, bit of a read but i know spme folk have it on audiotape
    So much to learn man and so beautiful, Ill deffo check that out mate thanks

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    I'll take a seat if you don't mind. I'd like to eventually go organic aswell

    Best of luck to you bud


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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Kief View Post
    I'll take a seat if you don't mind. I'd like to eventually go organic aswell

    Best of luck to you bud

    Nice one mate, I am watching lectures on it now and my mind is blown like fucking blown man!! I had no fucking idea at all how important soil biology is and its potential. Im fucking well sold man absolutely awesome and being so involved with understanding the soil is a lovely connection to the plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Nice one mate, I am watching lectures on it now and my mind is blown like fucking blown man!! I had no fucking idea at all how important soil biology is and its potential. Im fucking well sold man absolutely awesome and being so involved with understanding the soil is a lovely connection to the plants.
    Where you watching these lectures bud? Wouldn't mind having a watch myself haha. Yeah man, could you imagine the quality of bud grown organically? You could probs alter the ratios and end up with monster crops haha


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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Kief View Post
    Where you watching these lectures bud? Wouldn't mind having a watch myself haha. Yeah man, could you imagine the quality of bud grown organically? You could probs alter the ratios and end up with monster crops haha

    Check Tad Hussey at canna con or just search for building living soil. Its a good start place for me coz it covers everything briefly but his channel has tons of videos and interviews with organic/canna gurus

    All youtube btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Kief View Post
    Where you watching these lectures bud? Wouldn't mind having a watch myself haha. Yeah man, could you imagine the quality of bud grown organically? You could probs alter the ratios and end up with monster crops haha

    .I almost feel like organic growing even on a small scale creates this relationship between you and the plant and for me is giving me more love and respect for canna plants. Its just feels connected..i am aware I sound like a twat but its how Im feeling opening this organic box. Its making me want to start growing veggies and stuff man.

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    Need to get a soil moisture meter man watering living soil is deffo not wet dry cycles, need to keep the soil evenly most.

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    3 hour interview with clackamas coot next

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    .I almost feel like organic growing even on a small scale creates this relationship between you and the plant and for me is giving me more love and respect for canna plants. Its just feels connected..i am aware I sound like a twat but its how Im feeling opening this organic box. Its making me want to start growing veggies and stuff man.
    Haha mate, no not at all. The connection between humans and plants are vital for the plants health. It just shows that you care about them, no shame in that bud.

    Will have a gander at YouTube later. Thanks for the mention bud Looking forward to seeing the results


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    Quote Originally Posted by Master Kief View Post
    Haha mate, no not at all. The connection between humans and plants are vital for the plants health. It just shows that you care about them, no shame in that bud.

    Will have a gander at YouTube later. Thanks for the mention bud Looking forward to seeing the results

    Cheers mate and youre very welcome

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    So far my soil recipe is....

    1L Verve
    2L worm castings
    3L moorland gold
    2L perlite
    1L Rice husks
    5 tbsp Kelp meal
    5 tbsp neem meal
    5 tbsp crab meal
    5 tbsp malted barley
    2.5 tbsp Oyster shell flour
    2.5 tbsp Oyster shell crushed
    5 tbsp Gypsum
    10 tbsp Volcanic rock dust

    Considering adding 10% biochar and I need to get a worm bin and learn about making aerated compost teas that promote the aerobic microbes.

    Feed wise Im not sure but..

    Compost teas
    Molasses
    Top dress crushed malt barley

    Living cover crop of white and crimson clover, lupin and buckwheat.

    Still not sure when I need dry mulch but Ill suss it.

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    Actually 5tbs of chitin (crab shells) as well.

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    Watering and when to feed are my biggest areas of concern at the moment so any help with this from you livinv soil gurus would be great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    So far my soil recipe is....

    1L Verve
    2L worm castings
    3L moorland gold
    2L perlite
    1L Rice husks
    5 tbsp Kelp meal
    5 tbsp neem meal
    5 tbsp crab meal
    5 tbsp malted barley
    2.5 tbsp Oyster shell flour
    2.5 tbsp Oyster shell crushed
    5 tbsp Gypsum
    10 tbsp Volcanic rock dust

    Considering adding 10% biochar and I need to get a worm bin and learn about making aerated compost teas that promote the aerobic microbes.

    Feed wise Im not sure but..

    Compost teas
    Molasses
    Top dress crushed malt barley

    Living cover crop of white and crimson clover, lupin and buckwheat.

    Still not sure when I need dry mulch but Ill suss it.
    Why are we doubling calcium with Gypsum and Oyster? I assume the crab is mostly for biome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousaurusRex View Post
    Why are we doubling calcium with Gypsum and Oyster? I assume the crab is mostly for biome.
    Lol you will have to.as Redz on that one mate as its his recipe.

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    Im.adding the chitin for the control of plant parasitic nematodes but also it apparently helps the fungi amd microflora levels. Please be gentle if Im wrong as Im learning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Check Tad Hussey at canna con or just search for building living soil. Its a good start place for me coz it covers everything briefly but his channel has tons of videos and interviews with organic/canna gurus

    All youtube btw
    KiS organics is awesome for info. Have you listened to Tad talk about Advanced Nutrients?

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